Aug. 25, 2008
Check this out… Prepress and printing services provider Colour Innovations out of Toronto recently launched a new section on their website: Environmental Responsibility. It is amazing!
Complete with an Eco Tool section featuring calculators for print buyers to measure their carbon/ecological footprint and replete with eco-print lingo, this site is full of resources to help inform users and hopefully help them to make more environmentally preferable choices.
One tool visitors to this site should make sure to explore is the section “10 important questions to ask print suppliers.” From printers’ environmental certifications to their environmental and health policies, there are many factors that contribute to greener and more sustainable printing and Colour Innovations wants consumers to get the facts before choosing their printer.
Colour Innovations also received the Most Environmentally Progressive Printer in Canada (50 to 100 employees) award in 2007, was reportedly the first printer in Ontario to be EcoLogo-certified in 1997, and is certified by the four leading responsible forestry organizations – Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), Rainforest Alliance (RA), Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC), and Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI).
When we asked Colour Innovations President Matthew Alexander what made him decide to green his company’s site, he replied, “We haven’t just greened our website, we’ve greened our entire company. More than ten years ago we decided that we had to be responsible corporate citizens and do what we could to reduce our environmental footprint so we became the first printer in Ontario to be EcoLogo-certified. Today we’re an environmental leader in the printing industry and we are attracting a growing number of customers who share our philosophy and want their company’s print products to be as green as possible.”